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Aungier, Gerald

Aungier, Gerald (c.1640–77), governor of Bombay, was probably born in Dublin, the second son of Ambrose Aungier (d. 1654), chancellor of St Patrick's cathedral, and a younger brother of Francis Aungier (c.1632–1700), 1st earl of…

Bernard, John Henry

Bernard, John Henry (1860–1927), Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin and provost of TCD, was born 27 July 1860 at Sooree, Bengal, India, eldest among three children of William Frederick Bernard, assistant engineer to the east Indian…

Bourke, Richard Southwell

Bourke, Richard Southwell (1822–72), chief secretary for Ireland and 6th earl of Mayo , was born 21 February 1822 in Dublin, eldest son among seven sons and a daughter of Robert Bourke (1797–1867), landed gentleman of Hayes, near Slane, Co. Meath, and Anne Charlotte Bourke (née…

Boxwell, William

Boxwell, William (1875–1943), physician, was born 6 February 1875 in Bengal, India, second of four sons of Henry Boxwell, chief commissioner in the Indian civil service, and Elizabeth Boxwell (née Stokes). William was educated at Shrewsbury School, Shropshire, and at…

Boyd, Hugh Macauley

Boyd, Hugh Macauley (1746–94), political essayist and journalist, was born 6 or 16 April (or October) 1746 in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, or Ship St., Dublin, second son among two sons and two daughters of Alexander Macauley (McAuley) (d. 1766) of Dublin and Glenville, Co. Antrim, MP…

Butler, James Bayley

Butler, James Bayley (1884–1964), biologist and academic, was born 8 April 1884 at Secundrabad, India, only son among four children of Col. James William Butler and Henrietta Butler (née Bayley). His father had been an administrator in the East India Company. On his family's…

Campbell, David Callender

Campbell, David Callender (1891–1963), colonial official and politician, was born 29 January 1891 in southern India, son of William Howard Campbell, missionary, and Elizabeth Nevin Campbell (née Boyd). Educated at Foyle College, Derry, he then studied mathematics and science at…

Chart, David Alfred

Chart, David Alfred (1878–1960), archivist and historian, was born 13 October 1878 at Lucknow, India, the son of David Chart, who in 1903 was a hotel keeper in Dublin. David Alfred Chart studied at Kilkenny College and Queen's College, Cork, obtaining from the…

Cooper, Bryan Ricco

Cooper, Bryan Ricco (1884–1930), soldier and politician, was born in Jotogh, Simla, India, on 17 June 1884, the eldest son of Major F. E. Cooper (Royal Field Artillery), of Markree Castle, Collooney, Co. Sligo, and his wife, Ella, the half-Swiss eldest daughter of Major-General…

Cornwallis, Charles

Cornwallis, Charles (1738–1805), soldier and lord lieutenant of Ireland (1798–1801), was born 31 December 1738 in London, eldest son of Charles (1700–62), 1st Earl Cornwallis , and his wife Elizabeth (d. 1785), daughter of Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend. Educated at Eton and the…

Cousins, James Henry Sproull

Cousins, James Henry Sproull (1873–1956), writer, teacher, and theosophist, was born 22 July 1873 in Cavour Street, Belfast, the eldest child of James Cousins, a deep-sea mariner of Glastry, Co. Down, and Susan Cousins (née Davey), of Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim. Educated at a…

Cousins, Margaret (‘Gretta’) Elizabeth

Cousins, Margaret (‘Gretta’) Elizabeth (1878–1954), suffragist, educator, and theosophist, was born 7 November 1878 in Boyle, Co. Roscommon, eldest of fifteen children of Joseph Gillespie , petty sessions clerk, and Margaret Annie Gillespie (née Shera). Brought up in a unionist and…

Daly, James Joseph

Daly, James Joseph (1899/1900–1920), Connaught Rangers mutineer, was born at the home of his maternal grandmother in Ballymoe on the Galway–Roscommon border, fourth son of James Daly, former British soldier and baker, and Katherine Daly (née Crean). He returned to the family home at…

Dillon, Michael

Dillon, Michael (1915–62), medical doctor, writer, Buddhist monk, and the world's first surgically and hormonally reassigned transgender man, was born Laura Maud Dillon on 1 May 1915 in Ladbroke Grove, London, England, second child of Robert Arthur Dillon (1865–1925), former…

Donovan, Charles

Donovan, Charles (1863–1951), military doctor, parasitologist, and entomologist, was born in Calcutta, India, of a Cork family, the eldest of the four children of Charles Donovan, of the Bengal civil service, whose wife's name was probably Grace Jennings. When he was thirteen…

Dunlop, Henry Wallace Doveton

Dunlop, Henry Wallace Doveton (1844–1930), sports promoter, civil servant and engineer, was born in February 1844 in Bombay (Mumbai), India, the only son of (William) Henry Glasgow Dunlop (d. 1869), deputy superintendent of the Bombay Water Police, and his wife Mary Anne (née Pilkington…

Ewart Biggs, Jane

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Gatty (Gillett-Gatty), Katherine

Gatty (Gillett-Gatty), Katherine (1870–1952), suffragette and socialist, was born on 11 June 1870 in Firozpur, India, to Edward Gatty, a British army captain and Emma Rebecca Gatty (née Collum ), a member of a prominent Fermanagh family. Gatty, an only child, was raised on the…

Gillespie, Sir Robert Rollo

Gillespie, Sir Robert Rollo (1766–1814), British army general, was born 21 January 1766 in Comber, Co. Down, the only child of Robert Gillespie (d. 1791) and his third wife, who was either the sister or daughter of James Bailie, MP for Hillsborough. He was educated at Norland House…

Gough, Hugh Henry

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Gough, John Edmond (‘Johnnie’)

Gough, John Edmond (‘Johnnie’) (1871–1915), brigadier general in the British army, was born 25 October 1871 at Murree, India, second son of Gen. Sir Charles Stanley Gough (qv),…

Gough, Sir Charles John Stanley

Gough, Sir Charles John Stanley (1832–1912), British army general and VC, was born 28 January 1832 at Chittagong, India (latterly Bangladesh), second son of George Gough (1802–89) of Rathronan House, Co. Tipperary, of the Bengal civil service and…

Grant, Charles

Grant, Charles (1778–1866), Baron Glenelg , chief secretary for Ireland, was born 26 October 1778 in Kidderpore, Bengal, eldest son among three sons and two daughters of Charles Grant, MP and landowner, and Jane Grant (née Fraser). Until 1790 he lived in India and thereafter was…

Gregory, William

Gregory, William (1762–1840), public servant, was born in February 1762 in India, youngest of three surviving sons of Robert Gregory (1727–1810), who was later chairman of the East India company and a British MP, and his wife Marie, daughter of Arthur Auchmuty. Educated in England…

Grey, Mona Elizabeth Clara

Grey, Mona Elizabeth Clara (1910–2009), nurse, was born 24 September 1910 in Westridge, Rawalpindi, in the Punjab, then in India, the daughter of Albert Edward Grey and Grace Grey (née Dassing or Dashing). At the time of her birth her father was working as a guard on the North Western…